Thursday, October 2, 2014
And like a good little boy, the person who made the cartoon up, like the cowards who run the Herald newspaper quickly apologized as he grovelled to the ground for forgiveness
The joke was supposed to be that the nut who jumped over the White House fence and sought to invade the premises had gotten so far inside, he was able to take a bath while Obama was brushing his teeth and knew of a new tooth paste flavor on the sink before the Prez..
Problem was instead of saying the toothpaste was bubble gum or cherry flavored, the political cartoonist said it was watermelon flavored..
~Sirens blaring.. "Racism Alert! Racism Alert! 'Release the Hounds!!.. Repeat, I said Release the Hounds!!'
Its funny.. we don't recall the same public uproar when a political cartoon was released into hundreds of newspapers on July 1, 2004 which referred to Condolezza Rice as a 'House Nigga' who needed to give up her hair straightener and attend a re-education camp to be black again..
The cartoon in Rice's 'voice' as as follows: "Being a black person in this country is no picnic.. Believe me.. I used to be one!"
And no one in the establishment really concerned themselves two blinks over a racially offensive cartoon where Condi is depicted as a mammy with old south broken English 'nursing' some cylinder tubes, which was a reference to faulty pre-Iraq invasion rationale of finding empty WMD tubes
The cartoon reads in Condi's 'voice' : "I knows all about aluminum tubes... (correction) I don't know nuthin' about aluminum tubes"
Of course so was Colin Powell before he earned some 'coolness' points for supporting Obama's political campaign in 2008 and 2012..
But when he served under Bush, he was nothing more than a 'Tom' as the following political cartoon illustrated (and which once again the mainstream media never felt even remotely offended by)
No one ever raised a stink.. Ever!
But god forbid you refer to a black person as liking watermelon or fried chicken
Seems only whites can eat food that tastes delicious because of perceptions and stereotypes originated over 100yrs ago..
Yep.. makes total sense
And you just can't make fun of blacks or demean them in satire
Well unless its to make fun of certain kind of blacks
Remember the comedy film "Undercover Brother" starring Eddie Griffin and Dave Chappelle? It was released in 2002
The plot is long (and stupid) but at one point, the "General", a reference to Colin Powell played by Billy Ray Williams was 'brainwashed' to open a chain of fried chicken restaurants
Yep.. Nothing wrong with that then.. Powell was Republican at the time
~ Cartoon depicting an Obama supporter (notice her t-Shirt) being the bastion of Political Correctness.. Oh, those poor ink blots..
But if you're Obama, no one is allowed to make even slightest reference to his race in any political or social commentary parody?
People like Condi, Powell and Justice Clarence Thomas are people to be respected and admired; not degraded and spit upon..
They've accomplished more in their lives then the vast majority of us ever will and deserved to be treated with the same dignity particularly by political satirists that so many demand we treat the President
What's good for the goose is good for the gander..
Angel: "I guess this makes you an Obama Supporter.."
King: "Not necessarily.. I judge people by their character. Not their color. Remember?
Posted by Susquehanna at Thursday, October 02, 2014